In 2008, before DIE ANTWOORD was known outside of Cape Town, we threw our 1st ZEF RAP-RAVE JOLS at a dodgy little club called the Purple Turtle in Long Street (CT). The line up was our chommie, DJ SOLARIZE (Leon Botha), our chommie JACK PAROW, DIE ANTWOORD and our other chommies, THE WEDDING DJ’S.
Only about 150 to 200 people pulled in to these fun little psycho jols, but everyone who came to each jol said afterwards this ZEF RAP-RAVE JOL was the ‘the best night of their lives’.
This was Leon’s 1st time ever to DJ in front of people.
Leon had the biggest collection of actual rap CD’s Ninja and Yo-landi had ever seen in their lives.
They were all kept in original mint condition on giant CD racks that wrapped round his whole room!
His bedroom looked like a mixture between a hip-hop CD shop / dj studio and a Shoalin Monk art gallery, Leon had a deep love for creating his beautifully dark and mysterious paintings, and also a deep love for hip-hop DJ scratch-mixing.
When we asked Leon to drop a DJ set before DIE ANTWOORD’S 1st show he was crazy into it, and put a real slamming hard-core rap set together that got our 1st little Zuid Afrikaanse zeflings banging their brains out!